• Szaibélyite on Volkovskite
  • Szaibélyite on Volkovskite
  • Szaibélyite on Volkovskite
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Szaibélyite on Volkovskite

$1,200.00   €1,028  £940.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC14090
Something quite different from the British Isles, an amazing, good-sized cabinet specimen of the rare borates Szaibélyite and Volkovskite from Panel 848 in Boulby mine at Loftus in North Yorkshire.  The shafts at Boulby, sometimes referred to as Boulby Potash mine, are sunk adjacent to the coast and the mine itself, currently the deepest in Europe, extends far-out under the North Sea.  The Szaibélyite occurs a dull white to pale lemon-yellow delicate clusters of needles and these are richly distributed over the entire surface of the Volkovskite.  The Volkovskite forms large ‘V’-shaped colourless blades, pigmented pinkish-pumpkin-orange, averaging 4 to 5 cm long by up to about 5 cm at their broadest points.  A magnificent specimen of two extremely rare British minerals.

Details

Dimensions
8.3 × 14.5 × 6.0 cm
Categories
Rare Minerals, Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates
Locality
Panel 848, Boulby Mine, Loftus, North Yorkshire, England

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Szaibelyite, Volkovskite